Krijn Keukens

Krijn Keukens is a Clairfort partner and a lawyer specialising in Company law and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Before this he worked in medium-sized to large law firms and served as senior legal counsel to Endemol Shine for many years.

Krijn is a specialist in the field of mergers, acquisitions, management buy-outs and private equity transactions. In addition, he is involved in the provision of company law advice. Krijn has extensive experience overseeing national and international transactions in various sectors.

He provides advice to both buyers and sellers. He is particularly interested in transactions involving private equity parties “coming on board” family businesses. Because Krijn is intimately familiar with both worlds, he is well-placed to make the contacts that are usually required for this type of transaction.

Krijn’s approach is facilitative with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome for his clients quickly and effectively.

Attorneys-at-law are required to publish the below notice regarding their legal practice areas in accordance with the regulations that apply to them.

Krijn Keukens has registered the following principal legal practice area in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Corporate law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

Track Record M&A

The overview below shows a selection of recent transactions in which Krijn was involved.

AVerest Capital, a Dutch private capital firm, has acquired a 70% majority stake in Stegman, a Dutch seller of business gifts and Christmas care packages. AVerest Capital wants to help Stegman grow. The private equity fund is aiming to do so through a buy-and-build strategy and focussing on e-commerce. Clairfort assisted AVerest Capital in this transaction.

Year: 2021

A Dutch private equity investor takes a majority stake in a childcare and day care facility. Clairfort assisted the shareholders of the childcare provider in this transaction.

Year: 2021

An international healthcare franchisor takes over one of its franchisees in the Netherlands. Clairfort assisted the shareholders of the franchisee in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Software Improvement Group (SIG), a Dutch software company, has acquired EXIN, a Dutch exam and certification institute for IT professionals. EXIN offers a range of current and in-demand certifications that cover a broad spectrum of specialisms in IT, including Service Management, Agile, and Security as well as Data Center Management. With the acquisition, EXIN adds the certification of people to SIG’s services for assessing and certifying software technology and development processes. Clairfort assisted EXIN in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Songtradr, a US-based music licensing and rights company, has acquired MassiveMusic, a business-to-business music licensing marketplace. MassiveMusic has 85 employees worldwide in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York and Tokyo. Clairfort assisted the shareholders of MassiveMusic in this transaction.

Year: 2021

nGAGE Specialist Recruitment, a UK-based recruitment group that supports and steers some 15 specialist recruitment companies which operate under the nGAGE umbrella, has acquired 10 Select. nGAGE employs over 800 people worldwide and is a portfolio company of Graphite Capital, a UK-based mid-market private equity company. 10Select is a technical recruitment agency with offices in Breda, the Netherlands and Antwerpen, Belgium. The founders/management of 10 Select co-invest alongside nGAGE in the transaction. Clairfort assisted the shareholders of 10 Select in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Onemed has acquired Fysiosupplies, a Dutch total supplier for physiotherapy. OneMed is a Swedish provider of services, support systems and medical supplies to healthcare providers across Europe. Clairfort assisted the shareholders of Physiosupplies in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Gilde Buy Out Partners, a Dutch private equity firm, has acquired a stake in EDCO, a Dutch distributor of value- and branded non-food FMCG products to a wide variety of retailers. The Adriaanse family will maintain a significant interest in the Group and will continue to run the business together with the support of the current management team. Clairfort assisted the management team in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Tenten Solar, a Netherlands-based solar pannel company, has acquired MB Zonnepanelen, a Dutch company focused on the installation of solar panels. Tenten Solar is a portfolio company of Quadrum Capital, a Dutch private equity investment firm. Clairfort assisted MB Solar Panels in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Dutch security and safety company G4S has acquired all the shares in the Dutch security company Beveco Gebouwautomatisering. The current management of Beveco will remain involved in the company. Clairfort assisted the shareholders of Beveco in this transaction.

Year: 2021

Infoplaza, a Dutch all-round meteorological service provider of weather forecasts and related content for media, consumers, media, governments and businesses has acquired Weeronline.nl, an online weather platform of the Netherlands and Belgium from HolidayCheck Group, a German travel firm. Bolster Investment Partners, a Dutch private equity investor specialised in minority stake investments , backed the deal financially resulting in a 42,5% stake in Infoplaza. Clairfort acted in this transaction on behalf of the shareholders of Infoplaza.

Year: 2020

Bolster Investment Partners, a Dutch private equity firm, has acquired a minority stake in Infoplaza, a Dutch all-round meteorological service provider of weather forecasts and related content for media, consumers, governments and businesses from Infoplaza shareholders. Clairfort acted in this transaction on behalf of the shareholders of Infoplaza.

Year: 2020

AVerests, a Dutch private equity company invested in Zwapex, a Dutch provider of sealings for business premises and offices. AVerests has acquired a majority interest. Around 95 people work for Zwapex and the turnover is above € 10 million. The AVerests Capital Fund, founded in January 2020, has been employed for the transaction. With the arrival of AVerest, more capital is available to expand.

Year: 2020

Clairfort assisted the shareholder of Hofstaete B.V. with the sale of its shares to De Goudse Verzekeringen N.V. Hofstaete is the developer of the insurance platform HIP Next –Hofstaete Internet Platform-. De Goudse Verzekeringen is an indepedent family owned company that offers its clients a wide range of financial products and insurances.

Year: 2020

ING Corporate Investments, the investment branch of ING Bank, a Dutch bank, has acquired a minority stake in the Nunner Logistics Group. Nunner Logistics Group is a Dutch group that designs, develops, integrates, markets and operates advanced logistics solutions. ING Corporate Investments, part of ING Wholesale Banking, is a risk-bearing capital provider active in the mid-market and larger corporate segments in Europe.

Year: 2019

Amerborgh International, a Dutch investment company focused on cultural enterprises, through its subsidiary Amerart, has acquired 95% of the shares of the Vrije Academie. The Vrije Academie is active in cultural and art education and is based in Amsterdam.

Year: 2019

VINCI Energies Netherlands, a company active in the infrastructure, industry, service sector and ICT, has acquired Bosman Bedrijven from its shareholders. Bosman Bedrijven, founded in 1959, is a knowledge & project management company that leverages an integrated approach of electrical, mechanical & sanitary engineering for building installations and maintenance.

Year: 2019

Volkswagen Leasing, an automotive company, and PGA, a Dutch motor vehicle dealer, have acquired Autohaas Groep, consisting of autoleasing companies Autolease Beheer and XLEasy, and Jamacad, consisting of Jamacad Apeldoorn, Diecar Vastgoed and Benzicar from Jamacad Beheer

Year: 2018

US company Protective Industries acquires Loven Special Products, engaged in dip molded products, from its shareholders

Year: 2018

Engineering and project management consultancy Royal Haskoning acquires advising company Ynformed, specialized in the field of data science..

Year: 2018

Belgian plastic production company Plastigi acquires Zweva Engineering, a Dutch designer and supplier of plastic packaging for underground use. Zweva Engineering has an estimated revenue of below EUR 2 million.

Year: 2018

Singel Uitgevers has agreed to acquire Querido Kind from WPG Uitgevers. Querido Kind publishes children’s books in the Benelux

Year: 2018

Solvo, an online health information platform, has acquired e-Health 88, a partner- and service provider in the healthcare domain.

Year: 2018

Draaijer Groep, the holding company above companies like draaijer+partners, acquires Laanbroek Schoeman, a company that advices on accomodation and organization.

Year: 2018

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